we heard about this over on the south shore too
Yesterday – July 24, 2012 – there was a pair of Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (Papilio glaucus) of the Female Black Form feasting on the nectar of our backyard garden flowers. The one pictured in my photos in this blog enjoyed remaining on the flowers for much of the day. She was very large, having a wingspan of between 4″-5,” I would estimate. This butterfly was so big, she could have initally been mistaken for a bird or bat, if one only caught a quick glimpse. She was certainly a beauty to behold!
When I was a kid, I always thought that this Female Black Form of the Tiger Swallowtail was a Black Swallowtail. Educating myself with my own studies and interest in entomology and Lepidoptera, I believed this butterfly was another beautiful type of Black Swallowtail. As I got older, I realized that this Black Female Form appeared very…
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Four years ago today, I posted a blog about my emergency room “miracle experience” after the Aurora Theater shooting. The post went viral, and created some controversy. Does God really do miracles? Why for one person and not another? Does a good God even exist?
I don’t claim to have all the answers. But I saw the miracle with my own eyes. Thank you to those who have asked me to repost this story for a reminder: God is still at work.
July 23, 2012
At Columbine High School, I have seen this before. But not up close. As a church pastor in Denver, I have worked as a chaplain alongside several police and fire departments. I was privileged to counsel parents just hours after the Columbine shootings. However, in this new tragedy at the Aurora Theater Dark Night shooting, one of the victims was a 22-year-old…
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Take a look around yourself and see what kind of company you keep. If there draining all of your positive energy, it may be time to get some new friends. Choose wisely! Misery loves company! You need to realize that the people around you are a direct reflection of you. They have a major influence on your attitude and your actions. Surround yourself with negative people, and they discourage you and tell you how you can’t do something. Surround yourself with positive people, and they encourage you and motivate you to reach higher.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~Mark Twain
The key to happiness and success can be found through positive people and positive thoughts! Positive people like to live in the moment and get joy from helping others. Your quality…
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